Aussie Native Edible Plants that Made it into our Gardens

Clissa 18 June 2020

Often the plants that grow the best are the ones totally adapted to the area they are growing in and whilst most examples in the home garden are ornamentals here

Fruit & Vegetables

Citrus Care Luvathon Time during Autumn (and CV19!)

Clissa 19 May 2020

Most of us have at least one citrus tree in our gardens. Be it a Meyer lemon down the backyard or a Kumquat in a pot on the front verandah.

Fruit & Vegetables

When the Going Gets Tough – the Tough Get Going!

Clissa 31 March 2020

Well, here we are at the beginning of a brave new world having been dragged kicking and screaming into this new reality where we must learn to be more self-reliant

Fruit & Vegetables

These are both the same? According to Coles Supermarket

Mark Valencia 18 March 2020

According to Coles Supermarket here in Australia, a 2kg packet of plain flour is the SAME as a 1kg packet of self-raising flour - yes, I'm kidding you not... Let


Bush Bog

Mark Valencia 10 March 2020

This poem was salvaged from a scrap piece of lined A4 paper handwritten half in pen and then finished in pencil - I can't recall but my biro must have


Growing Garlic in a Subtropical Climate

Clissa 11 February 2020

How many people have succeeded at growing good garlic? Especially, in warmer climates such as the subtropics... Do you get the leek variety? Or very small bulbuls rather than full-sized

Fruit & Vegetables

Chicken Electric Fence Walk Around [Podcast]

Mark Valencia 23 January 2020

In this podcast, I go for a walk around our electric fence to inspect the perimeter and ensure our poultry are safe from predator attack.    We've had our electric fence


Simple Hydroponics – A Short Term Solution to Growing

Clissa 15 January 2020

The recent fires have been devastating for all concerned. Not only in the usual ways, but for many less obvious reasons also. One less obvious reason is the pollution of

Fruit & Vegetables

The Prong Garden Tool is TOUGH – Background Story

Mark Valencia 7 January 2020

In case you missed it, late last year I released an introductory video about the Prong garden tool on my YouTube Channel and this blog post is a follow-up of


Bush Bog

This poem was salvaged from a scrap piece of lined A4 paper handwritten half in pen and then finished in pencil – I can’t recall but my biro must have

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Rise of the Food Fermenters

Humans fermenting food to change/improve the taste, preserve it, or make it healthier is not a 1000 years old… it's more like 1000's of years old.  Indeed, over 2000 years

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Gabion Raised Garden Beds

With the popularity of raised bed gardening growing faster than weeds in a newly tilled patch so too is the growing array of materials available to build them. And, gabion

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